Copa America 2015
Chilean national team are already on the quarterfinals of Copa America that is being played on their country. They trashed Bolivia, who despite losing by 5-0 will also be among the 8 best teams of the continent. Claudio Bravo almost didn't intervene. 'La Roja', first of group A, will play against the third of group B or C.
Barça's keeper and Chilean captain played the whole 90 minutes in the victory of the Sampaoli's men at Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Prádanos, in Santiago de Chile. From minute 3 the hosts went ahead with a goal by Aranguiz after a dead ball inside the box by the small forward Vargas. Former Barça player Alexis Sánchez tried it twice from a free kick. The first attempt the ball touched the post and in the second try the ball was against woodwork. The third time though, the player from Tocopilla didn't forgive and he crossed the ball frotn Quiñonez to place the 2-0 on the score before the half time.
In the comeback, Aranguiz again scored the third at 66 mins and Gary Medel the fourth 10 minutes to the end, with a great colective move well finished by the pivot of Initer Milan. To close a black night, the Bolivians scored the 5th with an own goal, when Raldes deflected a ball that went to the low part of the post to beat the goalline. 5-0 and joy of the organizer country of Copa America. Arturo Vidal's controversy is closed. The player played the first half and, like the rest of the squad, is waiting for the next round.